Kalmar leaves City to join Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett 11:19 PM   The Western Sydney Wanderers plan to fight their way back up the A-League table has been boosted by the signing of combative Melbourne City midfielder Nick Kalmar.

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Chelsea, City and United pull away from pack

Boxing Day strike: Chelsea teammates congratulate Diego Costa following his goal against London rivals West Ham United.

Tom Williams 7:33 AM   Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United showed their rivals no seasonal cheer on Friday, pulling away from the pack in the Premier League with one-sided Boxing Day victories.

Reds the real deal for championship

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Sebastian Hassett 10:37 PM   There is no doubt Graham Arnold wants to have Sydney FC playing the best football in the league one day. It is his stated ambition, after all. But his players received a savage Boxing Day lesson.

Sydney to sign locals if imports fall short

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Sebastian Hassett   It may put the club's title aspirations at risk but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is prepared to forego star foreign players for young Australians.

Liverpool aim to put troubles behind them

Far from easy: Brendan Rodgers, right, is facing the biggest test of his two-and-a-half-year reign as Liverpool's manager.

After a tough start to the EPL season, things might finally be starting to turn for Liverpool.

Wanderers fightback to start in Windy City

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Sebastian Hassett   The past year has brought some incredible highs for the Wanderers but with their A-League campaign in need of urgent repair, a trip to Wellington looms as the ideal opportunity.

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Can City revival roll on against leaders Perth? 

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Michael Lynch   So how solid is Melbourne City's recent revival?

Heskey in shock return to English football

Emile Heskey in action foe the Newcastle Jets

Veteran former England international and Australian A-League player Emile Heskey is to make a surprise return to English football after agreeing a deal with Championship side Bolton.

Brad Jones steps up for Liverpool in EPL

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Liverpool's Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones insists he is ready for the scrutiny that will inevitably come his way after taking over from the under-fire Simon Mignolet.

Arnold fears for Ognenovski's future

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Darren Walton   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold fears veteran defender Sasa Ognenovski may have played his last A-League game after being ruled out for the rest of the season with nerve damage.

Burns rewarded for hot form with cup call-up

Phoenix striker Nathan Burns has been named in the Socceroos' Asian Cup squad.

Michael Lynch   Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns' goals glut has seen him grab an 11th hour place in the Australian squad for the Asian Cup.

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Spoilt for choice in a summer of sport

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Timna Jacks 11:55 PM   Sports fans across the state are biting their nails over the summer's smorgasbord of sport.

Asian Cup to prove if Postecoglou has Cummings touch

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 11:02 PM   Ange Postecoglou is getting used to being shot by both sides.

Sydney FC aren't tough enough, says Arnold

Sky blues: Sydney FC's Bernie Ibini keeps an eye on Adelaide's Tarek Elrich during the home side's 3-0 loss at Allianz Stadium.

Sebastian Hassett 10:55 PM   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says his players need to "man up" and get their confidence back after collapsing to a 3-0 defeat on home soil against Adelaide United on Boxing Day.

Sydney FC's woes continue with loss to Adelaide

Shane Smeltz.

Dominic Bossi 9:59 PM   Sydney FC's title hopes are slipping from their grasp after a second half capitulation against Adelaide United extended their winless streak to five games and two now lost at home.

City heading in right direction, Glory just doing their job, say coaches

Michael Lynch 9:22 PM   Melbourne City coach John Van't Schip saw his side's spirited draw with league leaders Perth Glory as a point gained rather than two lost.

City and Glory share the spoils as Mooy and Garcia hit target

Richard Garcia competes with Aaron Mooy. Both players found the net in an exciting draw.

Michael Lynch 9:15 PM   What a difference a goal makes. This game was a rather stolid affair for 45 minutes with both teams barely fashioning a chance as a kind of post-Christmas inertia descended on AAMI Park.

Live A-League scores: Melbourne City v Perth Glory

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5:04 PM   It's a daunting assignment as Melbourne City host top-of-the-table Perth Glory. Follow live scores and statistics.

Coach Muscat keen to rebound against Jets

Legend: Coach Kevin Muscat supervises a Melbourne Victory training session.

2:20 PM   Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is keen to ensure last weekend's derby loss is consigned to history with a strong showing against Newcastle Jets.

Football in 2014: Top 10 Moments

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate after winning the AFC Champions League 2014 football final against Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal

Matthew Elkerton 11:52 AM   We take a look at the top moments in football in 2014.

SOC:Fernando Torres to return to Spain, report says

11:14 AM   ROME, Dec 25 EFE - Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid and the Italian team AC Milan have agreed on a player-exchange deal, that will see Fernando Torres returning to Spain and Alessandro Cerci going back to Italy, Italian media reports say.

Muscat's Boxing Day present - a new three-year deal

Kevin Muscat will be head coach of Melbourne Victory for another three years.

Michael Lynch   Kevin Muscat will be the boss at Melbourne Victory for at least another three years after the club on Boxing Day announced it had extended his tenure until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Why City have the edge over Chelsea in title race

Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring against Roma.

Mark Ogden   Manchester City have a slight edge on the league leaders after winning eight successive games in all competitions.

Asian Cup offers Burns fresh hope

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Michael Cockerill 10:00 PM   Now it gets fair dinkum for Nathan Burns. There was false hope in Adelaide, wasted years in Athens and Incheon, a bit of fun on the holiday island of Corfu, and brief signs of a revival in Newcastle.

Zheng Zhi bolsters China's squad

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China have announced their 23-man squad for the 2015 Asian Cup to be held in Australia in January. The 2013 Asian player of the year Zheng Zhi, who plays for club giants Guangzhou Evergrande, will bolster the midfield.

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How the teams shape up for January's tournament in Australia.

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